"Mindfulness is paying attention to your life, here and now, with kindness and curiosity" - Amy Saltzman
We acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory and homelands of the Luiseño/Payómkawichum people. For more information please go to the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center.
We wish to foster a community of awareness and appreciation for our own and others' experiences through contemplative practices, pedagogy and research.
National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA II)/Spring 2018
"A new C.D.C survey indicates that young people, as well as Blacks and Latinos of all ages, are showing signs of deteriorating mental health and some are resorting to substance abuse."
- August 2020
Zoom & In person Mindful CSUSM is committed to:
We promote compassion, connectedness, and the ability to see the world from a variety of perspectives.
Do you feel that doing mindfulness practices contributed to the creation of a more inclusive classroom?
"Yes, because we were all doing this exercise together it felt like a community and made us a more open class."
"Yes, it made it so that we were all doing the same thing with no fear of being judged."
"Yes, it made everyone feel involved in a singular activity which in turn made them feel more at ease to openly discuss with one another."
Mindful CSUSM serves:
Come join us for our daily dose of mindfulness sessions. No prior experience or registration is necessary. You can drop in for a while or stay the whole time. Open to the entire campus community.
Sessions typically take place in a space that is quiet and distraction free. This may prove to be challenging during a time when many families are now home together--working, learning, and caring for each other. It may be fun to practice together. The sitting practice can begin by sitting quietly, either on a chair or the floor, closing your eyes or allowing your gaze to rest softly on the space in front of you, focusing on either your breath or other body sensations. It is very normal for your mind to be easily distracted during practice; the overall goal is to notice that distraction each time it happens and to bring your attention back to the area of focus.